RAW PRIMER: The final show before Fastlane features Goldberg, Chris Jericho, and Seth Rollins – but will it live up to the hype?

By Joey Galizia, PWTorch Specialist

Seth Rollins (artist Travis Beaven © PWTorch)

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RAW PREVIEW
FEBRUARY 27, 2017
GREEN BAY, WISC. AT RESCH CENTER
By Joey Galizia (@RamJam89), PWTorch contributor

“NEVER BEATEN ME”

The excitement of go-home shows are hard to predict. Sometimes there is a proper build and anticipation for the pay-per-view and the hype is through the roof. Sometimes it is not. Tonight Goldberg will appear before the cheese-heads of Wisconsin amd remind us of his impressive resume, including his dismantling of “The Beast” Brock Lesnar, and in doing so, remind us why Kevin Owens should fear for his life at Fastlane. Meanwhile KO has returned to his PSYCHO KILLER roots and has been decimating Dadberg on twitter. With six days until they go at it, expect these two to face-off (GREAT MOVIE) one last time. Also, Y2J will be in the building. Does he confront his former best friend tonight? #stillNOToverIT

“FEMME FATALES”

There is no denying that the talent in the Women’s Division, specifically on Monday night’s is phenomenal. However, it is kind of hard to understand the booking on a week-to-week basis. Sasha Banks and Charlotte clashed multiple times throughout 2016 in what turned out to be one of the best rivalries of the year, but if last week is any indication, they are still not done. While the inevitable heel turn will come from Banks to set up a feud with Bayley, I hope the route they take to get there is more than just watching the same matches we’ve seen a thousand times. With Charlotte’s pay-per-view streak on the line on Sunday, I believe WWE is looking past Fastlane and right to Mania. Also Nia Jax is there too. Score?

“PURPLE PEOPLE EATERS”

-Neville and Jack Gallagher are just two Brits who don’t get along. It sounds like the perfect formula for a buddy cop Zipcar, but really it is one of the most well-structured Feud’s WWE has had in the Cruiserweight division thus far. Looking forward to watching these two duke it out on Sunday. Until then, expect shenanigans.

-Enzo & Cass had to go through a hell of a boring storyline before they rightfully earned their number one contender spots for the WWE Raw Tag Team Titles. The Club, on the other hand, has been booked terribly since claiming the belts, amd Roman Reigns wrecking them last week didn’t help.

– Speaking of Roman, he still wants a piece of Braun Strowman. Braun looked impressive defeating Big Show last week in BEEFMANIA, and you know he’s down to fight.

-Emma?

-Last week a hint of descension (Konnor & Viktor should take this title) was seen between Stephanie McMahon and Mick Foley. It’s only a matter of time before something really bad happens to somebody.

-Samoa Joe continues to destroy anyone in his path. Unfortunate news for Sami Zayn. The likeable one doesn’t back down, but for his own safety he should.

-We’ll also get to see Seth Rollins tonight! Since injuring his leg a few weeks ago, his WrestleMania possibilities seemed slim. It does look like he’ll be able to go for the show, but as Sting says, “the only thing that’s sure is that nothing’s for sure.”

Go home show before Fastlane. There’s a lot going on, and I can’t tell if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. Guess I’ll have to tune in to find out. Will you?


NOW CHECK OUT LAST WEEK’S ARTICLE: RAW PRIMER: What to expect tonight based on what happened last week including Owens attacking Jericho, Braun, Samoa Joe

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